Jeb Bush Burdened by Surname?
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s entry into the Republican presidential field comes with a burden that the other candidates don’t face: his surname.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43 percent of U.S. Likely Voters say they are less likely to vote for Bush due to the fact that his father and brother both served as president, while 15 percent they are more likely to vote for Jeb because of his family’s political stature. Thirty-nine percent (39%) said the Bush name would have no impact on their vote, while three percent (3%) weren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 14 and 15, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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